Vernon and North Okanagan
Orphaned owls going home
Aug 28, 2013 / 1:26 pm
Birds of a feather flock together, and so do their well wishers. At least that's what happened as more than 100 people gathered at Bishop Wild Bird Sanctuary in Vernon Tuesday.
The occasion was the release of four juvenile Great Horned Owls back into the North Okanagan.
They had been found orphaned in their nest earlier this year.
The South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls (SORCO) and the Allan Brooke Nature Centre (ABNC) facilitated the successful development and release of the owns back into the Vernon area.
The owlets, named Champagne, Lindsay, Panorama and Chatters were discovered by concerned residents who contacted SORCO.
They were transported to the SORCO clinic in Oliver.
"It's remarkable how resilient nature is," says ABNC Executive Director, Aaron Deans.
"And, amazing how nature adapts beyond its fragility in order to survive. Organizations like SORCO exist to give these species a hand."
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